Crop Detail

Over the years, potato has become an important crop for both farmers and consumers in Pakistan. It is the fourth most important crop by volume of production; it is high yielding, having a high nutritive value and gives high returns to farmers. His recent large increase in acreage was reached by an intensification of the cultivation in existing potato growing areas, as well as by introduction of the crop in new areas and to inexperienced farmers. Hence, many problems, like diseases and pests, became more hazardous and a large number of farmers are lacking knowledge of the right cultivation technique. These include pests and disease control, land preparation and irrigation, fertilizer application, crop rotation and multi-cropping techniques. The lack of credit facilities to purchase inputs creates difficulties, in particular for small farmers, inhibiting their effort to raise productivity.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Rabi / Winter / Cold Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders


Sucking Pests
Aphids White grub Cut Worms Mites
Fungal Diseases
Early Blight Common Scab Late Blight Stem Cankar tuber rot
Bacterial Diseases
Bacterial Soft Rot
Weeds
All weeds

Potato (White) Crop Seed Varieties


Name Seed Rate
Faisalabad-White -
Dyamint -
PRI-Red -
SH-5 -
Faisalabad-Red -
Cardinal 1000-1200 Kg / acre
Desiree (Early maturity) 1000-1200 Kg / acre
Sarpomaira Kaghan -

Potato (White) Districts Wise Calendar


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CONTACT INFO

CONTACT INFO DETAIL
Agriculture Extension
Directorate of Agriculture Extension
Opposite Islamia College Gate No 1
Jamrud Road Peshawar

091-9224239 , 03481117070
091-9224318
info@zarat.kp.gov.pk

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